A documentary is a documentation via film/ video/ images examining an event or person based on facts and real stories. It is a non-fictional motion picture intended to “document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education or maintaining a historical record”. Following are the Indian crime documentaries that you should watch right away!
- Love Kills: Madhumita Shukla Hatyakand – This is based on the 2003 murder of an upcoming poetess in Lucknow which later turns into a political affairs as it turns out that a political leader is also involved in it. It a great thrill to watch how all the lies get unwrapped one by one. You can find it on Discovery +.
- My Daughter joined a Cult – As the title suggests, it doesn’t have anything to do with anybody’s daughter. It showcases the life of self-styled godman, Swami Nithyananda. Divided into three parts it focuses on his every rise and fall and shows the harsh reality on Indian’s obsession with the godmen. You can find it on Discovery +.
- Hunt for the Indian Mujahideen – Based on 2008 serial blasts in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. It takes you deeply throughout the investigation about the terrorist organizations responsible behind the blast. It shows the entire journey of investigation right from Mumbai Police and the Intelligence bureau and how they caught them and the terror attacks came to an end. You can find it on Discovery+.
- The Burari Deaths – This is the story of the infamous death of an entire family. Yes, it the mysterious mass suicide case of 11 family members. The CCTV footages, videos and the overall narration can scare you in seconds! It covers the whole scenario and the power of superstitions in India that an entire family of 11 members including kids attempted mass suicide. You can find it on Netflix.
- The Talwars – It is the story of 14 year old girl Arushi and their servant who got murdered in a society of Noida. The story get a shocking turn when the parents themselves are suspected to kill their own daughter! You can find it on Hotstar.
- Delhi Riots-A tale of Burn and Blame – This is legit rated as 9.3 on IMBD! It follows the Feb 2020 Delhi riots that took place in the Northeast district of the state. It explains the cause of trigger for these riots, the post effects and the entire story very interestingly. You can find it easily on YouTube.